Chemical Assignment

Calcium Carbonate

Common Name


Chemical Formula


Uses of Calcium Carbonate

  • Dietary supplement for when someone's calcium intake isn't enough.
  • Antacid for upset stomach's, heartburn, and indigestion
  • Limestone aggregate for road building

Properties of Calcium carbonate

  • Odorless
  • Chalky taste
  • White hexagonal crystals

Fact 1

Calcium Carbonate makes up about 4% of the Earth's crust.

fact 2

The world's oldest building, Khufu's Pyramid, is made of calcium carbonate.

fact 3

Calcium Carbonate only exists on Earth, and possibly Mars.